Originally Posted by votoshka
Smoking is stupid. I can't for the life of me even figure out why people take it up. I mean WHY??? And as far as I can see, smoking tobacco doesn't make you high or even give you much of a buzz??
I'm sure it does SOMETHING... but I've never figured out what.
Just... don't do it. There are NO ADVANTAGES to smoking (at least none I can think of). It will make you stink, make your health bad, and can be quite expensive.
I'm not a smoker, but the one time I did have a few cigarettes I felt incredibly relaxed for the next 12 or so hours. For someone who's normally high strung with an overactive mind that was a really nice break from the status quo, and it didn't require nearly as much focus as meditation or as much energy as intense exercise. I usually have to maintain a regimen that hits multiple fronts to keep my energy in check and that gave me a similar, slightly more potent effect with just a few puffs. I'm sure it would be different if my body were used to it but it's easy to see why someone would do it.